Author: We Know Melbourne

Unveiling of the biggest rhino sculpture in Melbourne

On 2nd February 2019, the Melbourne public will be bewildered by the unveiling of The Wonderful Two, which will offer the creation of lifelong memories through a unique and interactive sculpture experience. The bronze immortalization of Najin and Fatu by Australian eco-warrior artists Gillie and Marc will be instrumental in bringing hope to the survival of rhinos! The sculpture will be proudly launched at Republica, St. Kilda Sea Baths, right on the St Kilda foreshore, on Melbourne’s second most visited destination, St Kilda Beach. This is an incredible location that will give visibility and create awareness for this very important cause, so Gillie and Marc are extremely grateful for this opportunity. The sculpture is set to be aligned with the hashtag #LoveTheLast. Visitors will be asked to take a photo with the artwork and share it with the hashtag, jump starting efforts to spread critical awareness. Signage will also educate, and direct the public to a donations page set-up for Najin and Fatu, so they can live out their much-deserved final days in peace at Ol …

Johnny’s Green Room

Australia Day ‘s tradition is always meeting in the sunshine with friends and family and enjoy a good BBQ. This year let’s celebrate this long weekend a little differently by meeting on the rooftop at Johnny’s Green Room as it is hosting its first ever “Italian BBQ” on Sunday 27thJanuary, with shrimp on the Barbie (Italian style), Johnny’s classic drinks on tap and local DJs playing from midday til late. Forget the usual suspects you would find at an Aussie BBQ, Johnny’s will be swapping out the burnt sausages and onion for arrosticini and seafood on the grill. Modern-Italian bar snacks will also be on offer, including pork & veal polpetti, arancini and caprese salad. Or, enjoy a selection of antipasto: cured meats with mozzarella, bread with pickles & cheese. Local and imported beer will be flowing on tap, as well as spritzes, highballs and a wide range of wines. Johnny’s cocktails will also be at the ready; including the crowd favourite Johnny’s Smash – a combination of gin, sparkling yuzu, ginger & mint. Woody …

WIN: 1 x double pass for JEN DER UNPACKS

****COMPETITION TIME*** Are you sick of the mundane and ready for a change?  Stuck in a boring office job?  Wanna snap out of it and get the hell outta here? Melbourne female drag queen JEN DER feels you! Join JEN as she wraps her amazing lips around a killer pop rock soundtrack and unpacks everything from gender norms and female drag queens, to unrealistic expectations and country blokes.  Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 25th January 2019.  

WIN x1 double pass for Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! The Queen of Spades

****COMPETITION TIME*** On Feb 16, 17 & 20 Village Cinemas in Melbourne will present an exclusive filmed performance of The Queen of Spades, as a part of the Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades follows Gherman, a soldier torn between love and a destructive fixation with gambling. The opera set in 1890 explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 8thFebruary 2019. Read more about the event here.

Kidchella & Summer Nights

Dust off your fringed crops and denim cut offs! An internationally-inspired, Summer music and crafts festival is coming to Melbourne’s West and you don’t need to camp out for tickets or drive to the desert. Designed for both the young and young at heart, and for the first time ever, Highpoint Shopping Centre is hosting Kidchella from Monday 21 – Friday 25 January, followed by Summer Nights from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 February 2019. Highpoint’s youngest partygoers are invited to Kidchella, commencing on Monday 21 January. One for the school holidays’ bucket list, Kidchella will include hands-on craft activities where little ones can create their very own flower crown, tote bag, dream catcher or bracelet. The event week will end with a big finale, where kids can hit the dancefloor at the ultimate silent disco on Friday 25 January. An Instagrammer’s heaven, Summer Nights will be headlined by a Coachella-inspired labyrinth and walkthrough cactus garden, alongside tent-shaped dressing rooms for Festival Makeovers by Mecca Maxima. In addition to the Instagram-worthy photo moments, festivalgoers can get involved in ‘crafternoons’ to create their very own beaded …

ARBORY AFLOAT COOPERS LIVE TENNIS DECK

The Arbory Afloat X Coopers Live Tennis Deck is back this Australian Open hosting a big screen of live matches across the tournament. Watch the world’s biggest tennis stars from Australia’s largest floating bar and restaurant whilst sipping on Coopers Popular Pale Ale, Session Ale and Coopers Dry. Mediterranean inspired dishes, thanks to Executive Chef Nick Bennett, will also be on offer including wood-fired pizzas and antipasti. The Arbory Afloat Live Tennis Deck will be open from 11am -11pm each day from now, until Sunday 27 January. No bookings required. If you’re heading to the tennis, Arbory Afloat is located next to Flinders Street Station, making it the perfect spot to drop in on the way to all the actions at Melbourne Park.  

Movies Under The Stars at Yarra’s Edge

Melbournians get ready for next month with more hot weather and amazing events. Firstly, pack a picnic and a blanket and head to Yarra’s Edge for pre-movie entertainment and blockbuster films while sitting back and relaxing by the Yarra River this summer. The program includes: Thursday 7 February: Baz Luhrman’s Oscar-winning film The Great Gatsby (M) Friday 8 February: Marvel Studios’ blockbuster movie Black Panther (M) Saturday 9 February: The family-friendly Peter Rabbit (G) Movie-goers will enjoy: Free bean bags for the first 100 movie-goers A pre-movie glass of wine or a bite to eat at a nearby riverside restaurant On-site food and snacks Chill out to DJ tunes on the lawn Details are as follows: Time: Site opens at 6.30pm, movies start at sunset. Registrations: Go to http://ye.movies.mirvac.com/ to register Location: Point Park, Point Park Crescent, Docklands (only 2.4km from the CBD) Transportation: Catch the free City Circle tram, or the No. 70 or No. 75 tram via Flinders Street. Walk along the promenade from the Docklands or CBD. Take the free return ferry service from Federation Square (departing at 6.00pm), or park your …